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Mar 21, 2013 11:12 AM by KATC

The Rant: Is the New CVS Health Policy Smart or Invasive

CVS, one of the nation's largest drug store chains, has told its 200,000 employees around the country that they must have a doctor verify their weight, body fat, blood pressure and other levels - or face a 600 dollar annual penalty on their health insurance.

In an e-mail, CVS explained that their benefits program is evolving "to help our colleagues take more responsibility for improving their health and managing health associated costs."

But some critics say that the new policy is out of line, with one patients' rights advocate calling it "technology- enhanced discrimination on steroids."

Is it an invasion of privacy, or is it a way to entice workers to improve their health? Tell us what you think on our Rant page on our website or on our Rant Facebook page.



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